Since 2013, SVP Teens has fundraised and granted over $40,000 to 9 local charities.

SVP Teens, a program of SVP Waterloo Region, brings together some of Waterloo Region's most passionate youth (grades 7 - 12) to identify issues in our community and work towards solving them. Throughout the year, these local leaders take on diverse volunteer opportunities, connect with community leaders and hold multiple fundraisers.

SVP Teens Team Photo

2024-2025 Team Applications Are Open

Join SVP Teens for the 2024-2025 year!

Applications are now open. Apply by June 30!
Follow our instagram, @svpteens for up to date information. Stay tuned!

Our Past Initiatives

Our Past Grant Recipients

Kinbridge, community association
Child Witness Centre
Kid Sport
Reception House Waterloo Region
Adventure For Change
CJI, Imagine a just Community
Bereaved Families of Ontario, Midwestern Region

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When’s the next meeting/event/fundraiser?

A: Great question! We typically have in person team meetings once a month and weekly online meetings!.

Q: Where’s the next meeting/event/fundraiser?

A: Our events take place all over Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge, so be sure to check out our website for details on upcoming events!

Q: Do I have to attend every meeting/Do I need to provide notice if I’m going to miss one?

A: Great question! We understand schedules can get busy during the school year, so while we appreciate everyone attending every meeting, it's not mandatory. If you do miss a meeting, no worries - you can just catch up by chatting with us on Slack. We've got you covered!

Q: Is there a cost to joining the program?

A: Not at all! Joining our team is completely free, thanks to our amazing sponsors. We want to ensure that there are no financial barriers for teens interested in getting involved with our program.

Q: Is this a club? If so, how can I join?

A: Excellent question! SVP Teens isn't affiliated with any school or school board, making it a unique opportunity to meet like-minded teens from all over the region while giving back to the community. Our teen applications usually go out in mid-April, so keep an eye out if you're interested in joining us! We'll review the applications over the summer and let you know if you've been accepted and what position you've been assigned. We'd love to have you on the team!

Q: Can I get volunteer hours?

A: Yes!! With consistent attendance, teens can earn more than the required 40 volunteer hours over the course of one year.

Contact Us

Question? Comments? Concerns? Don't hesitate to reach out to us, we are happy to help! Want to receive updates on upcoming SVP Teens initiatives? Join our mailing list! The link can be found in the footer!